Amy is a nurse on a General Surgery/Digestive Diseases ward in Brighton, U.K. I interviewed her about her experience as a nurse, looking after patients and how social media has helped her understand her patients.Read more
What it’s taken to find a medical team I trust.
While I’ve got a very good medical team now, it hasn’t been an easy ride to find the care I have at the moment.Read more
Guest Blogging Series: Gurpreet talks about how a pregnancy emergency ended in her needing a colostomy bag.
So there I was in the hospital so excited that I was going to finally meet my baby. As a first-time mother I was so excited but also very anxious… Will she be ok? Will I be enough? Will we be best friends? These thoughts consumed me whilst being induced. Sure, the thought of giving […]Read more
Guest Blogging Series: Abi talks about her experience with IBD and how she is smashing life with a chronic illness after being in remission for over a year!
Abi was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis after a long battle with her medical team to find out what was wrong. Read her story here.Read more
Interview with Sophie Medlin from CityDietitians
Sophie Medlin is a Consultant Dietitian and Director of CityDietitians. She specialises in helping people with colorectal disorders and surgery. I interviewed her about the amazing things she’s doing on social media and pick her brain on how to help those with a gut condition and/or surgery.Read more
Guest Blogging Series: Michaela talks about the highs & lows of living with a rare bowel condition.
Two years ago, Michaela was diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP); a rare and hereditary bowel disease. She bravely talks about her surgery, continuous fight with the disease & what it means for her future. Here is her incredible story.Read more
Interview with Zanna van Dijk.
Zanna van Dijk is a content creator and co-founder of Stay Wild Swim. In January 2019, Zanna was rushed into hospital with extreme stomach pains. In the middle of paradise, she was supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime, but was rushed to hospital to have emergency bowel surgery. I interviewed her about […]Read more
Guest Blogging Series: Sam talks about how stoma surgery inspired her to become a stoma nurse!
Sam has been a Registered Nurse since 2006. Working on a colorectal/ surgical unit caring for patients after surgery. Mainly newly formed stomas. After becoming an ostomate herself, she realised how important the community is in offering hope that things will get better. Here is her story.Read more
Interview with Oliver Kaye from The Kid with a Bag.
Oliver was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in January 2020, aged just 16. Six months later (June 2020) he had surgery and a stoma fitted. I interviewed Oliver about his experience with UC, a stoma and having the “shit hit the fan” at the peak of COVID-19.Read more
Guest Blogging Series: Molly reveals what IBD has taught her.
Molly was diagnosed with Crohn’s age 12. She took 4 years out of school due to poor health, but miraculously I re-joined her year group just in time to do my GCSE’s. Enabling her to progress to college. She became particularly unwell again in college. Having to extend her studies to 3 years, instead of […]Read more